Flowers for Jane Austen

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Mr. Darcy recently had the opportunity to visit Winchester Cathedral, the burial place of his creator. He viewed the memorials to her there with great interest. The first is a plain stone slab erected by her family which bears this homely inscription:

In Memory of JANE AUSTEN, youngest daughter of the late Revd GEORGE AUSTEN, formerly Rector of Steventon in this County. She departed this Life on the 18th of July 1817, aged 41, after a long illness supported with the patience and the hopes of a Christian. The benevolence of her heart, the sweetness of her temper, and the extraordinary endowments of her mind obtained the regard of all who knew her and the warmest love of her intimate connections. Their grief is in proportion to their affection, they know their loss to be irreparable, but in their deepest affliction they are consoled by a firm though humble hope…

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